Central Otago in focus

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AUCKLAND, Today: Film Construction has released the second episode of Place, their film series showcasing New Zealand locations and filmmakers.

“This is a really informative episode chatting to Central Otago’s film commissioner Kevin Jennings,” says executive producer/partner Belinda Bradley.

“The conversation talks deeply about how this region is film friendly and what goes into that process to keep it that way.”

Jennings said: “I’ve got the best gig of any film commissioner in the world – not only do I get to live  here, but I get to work here as well.

“Central Otago is a world-famous film destination. Packed with spectacular locations and highly experienced film crew, international filmmakers flock here.’

“I’ve got the best git of any film commissioner in the world.”

Bradley said: “Keeping the locations available, and the region film-friendly is key. KJ builds trust between film producers, land owners, government bodies, and service providers.

“As filmmakers we rely on people like Kevin Jennings. He works behind the scenes making sure everything’s in order in his film region.”

Executive producer Jozsef Fityus said: “Having shot in Central Otago numerous times we know this is an extremely production-friendly place to work in. It’s one of the world/s best film destinations.

“Filmmakers talking to filmmakers, it’s rather a lovely conversation.”


  • Kevin Jennings – Film Otago Southland
  • Amisfield Winery & Bistro
  • Direct Rentals
  • Helicam Films
  • Sherwood
  • April written and performed by Rhian Sheehan. Courtesy of Loop Media NZ
  • Created and Produced By Film Construction

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